Monday, August 23, 2010

waterworn (ii)

over time


even the hardest rock
becomes
supple and lithe

on the outside

15 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

and deep inside
electron cloud molecules
rocks made of space dust

Elisabeth said...

Time is transformative of even the hardest and most immovable of objects, Steven, as you suggest here through these words and powerful images. thanks.

Reya Mellicker said...

Time, yes, Elisabth. I'm thinking about water, how powerful it is, how patient it is, how persistent.

jinksy said...

Do you see the dark eyes staring at you from out the second photo? :)

Friko said...

Both posts on 'waterworn' are up to your usual standard, ie, beautiful.

steven said...

ha dan! absolutely! steven

steven said...

elisabeth you're right and in my own experience, that applies to people also. steven

steven said...

reya - it just is! everywhere. in our bodies. everywhere outside our bodies. flowing, ebbing, washing against all manner of forms which soften and dissolve. i think that water works with everything, not against it. how about you?! steven

steven said...

jinksy now i do! big dark wise eyes! ha! steven

steven said...

friko thankyou. we maintain very high standards here at the golden fish. compromise is not permitted!! steven

Valerianna said...

Drip by drip, water moves mountains!

Bee said...

Yes, water seems so gentle . . . but it eventually has its way with the hardest of substances. The sand in west Wales is the same bluish-gray as the slate of the cliffs.

steven said...

valerianna - yes. it's amazing what water and wind can do over very long periods of time! steven

steven said...

hello bee! i don't know that i've been right on the coast of wales - at least i don't think i've seen the cliffs. i have a vague memory of seeing anglesey from a distance. blue-grey. hmmmm. steven

Fragrant Liar said...

These are great photos. I love the patterns water can make. Water looks all benign and relaxing, but its impact is so completely opposite. Kind of like one of my exes . . .